The cottage is approached from the footpath next to the river. The footpath is on the far bank of the river and is accessed via a wooden footbridge from the road. A wooden picket gate opens into the front courtyard garden.
Paved and facing the river, with fences and shrubs on three sides. A wooden storm porch, glazed on two sidesgives access to a part-glazed front door, opening into
Casement window to the front overlooking the front garden. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Cast-iron wood burner on slate hearth. Stone feature wall. Staircase to first floor. Cottage door with thumb-latch to
Slate-tiled floor. Part-glazed door to the rear. Radiator. Wood-panelled walls.
Slate-tiled floor. Range of base units with worktops over. Two windows to the rear. One-and-a-half bowl acrylic sink with single drainer and chrome mixer tap. Electric oven with ceramic hob. Space for fridge/freezer & space and plumbing for dishwasher & washing machine. Skylight window. Doors to Storage Room & Bathroom.
Opaque window to side. Slate-tiled floor. Radiator. Panel-enclosed bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Wall-mounted electric shower. Pedestal wash basin. Low-level flush WC. Airing cupboard housing hot-water tank.
Space and shelves for storage. Inner door to built-in cupboard housing electric central heating boiler.
Doors to Bedrooms 1 & 2
Fitted carpet. Windows to front overlooking courtyard garden and river. Cast-iron fireplace with mantel above. Built-in cupboard. Radiator.
Fitted carpet. Radiator. Window to side.
Currently held on a 50 year lease from The National Trust with 25 years remaining. A new 99-year lease can be purchased from the National Trust by separate negotiation. The current owner has been informed that the price for a new lease would be £75,000.
Primrose Cottage is idyllically located in Rockford, a small hamlet next to Brendon in the Brendon Valley. There are two pubs nearby.
This beautiful valley near the Exmoor coast, was made famous by both RD Blackmore, as the setting for the novel Lorna Doone, and more recently by Julia Bradbury, when featured as one of her her favourite river walks. (see link)
There is excellent salmon and trout fishing, river kayaking and some of the most beautiful walking that Exmoor has to offer.